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World Cup Watch: Spain

     The 2010 World Cup Champions  hobbled their way through a poor 2014 campaign.      Spain will look to repeat erase the memories of a 5-1 defeat to the Netherlands and 2-0 loss at the hands of Chile, who both will be absent from Russia 2018, with the ...

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World Cup Watch: Germany

The defending world champions went 10-0-0 through UEFA qualifying while finishing with an outstanding plus 43 goal differential.  “Die Mannschaft” allowed only four goals.      The Germans depth seems to be the biggest threat of the team entering Russia 2018. The squad won 2017’s Confederations Cup using a squad ...

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World Cup Watch: Brazil

There is still an omen that circulates when people speak of Brazil and the World Cup. That being, of course, the 7-1 defeat in the semifinals of the 2014 World Cup at the hands of Germany. The greatest defeat in the history of Brazilian soccer happened four years ago and ...

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USA bring home the gold: World Cup style

We did it, the United States Women’s National Team has won their third World Cup. For the first match, USWNT swept past Australia 3-1. The U.S. was able to score first with a 12-footer by Megan Rapinoe. Australia rallied back in the first half by a goal made by Australia’s ...

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Monday Blog: APSU football news + LeBron, World Cup talk

After a week off, the Monday Blog is back. To make up for the time off, I’m focusing on three different topics this week. I can’t write this without talking about “The Decision 2.0” as LeBron James returns to Cleveland, and of course the World Cup Final between Germany and ...

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World Cup fans face rough landing in Brazil

SAO PAULO (AP) — Before they see their teams battle on the fields, soccer fans arriving in Brazil will first have to fight their way past airport scaffolding, terminal flooding and two-hour taxi lines. The World Cup opens Thursday, June 12 and airports are bracing to welcome the crush of ...

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